Ford Hall Forum Recordings

Margaret Morganroth Gullette discusses,

Margaret Morganroth Gullette discusses, "Aged by Culture" at the Ford Hall Forum, audio recording


Collection Number

Ford Hall Forum Collection,1908-2013 (MS113)




Margaret Morganroth Gullette, Resident Scholar at the Women Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and author of the prizewinning Declining to Decline and Aged by Culture. “We are aged more by culture than by chromosomes” says Margaret M. Gullette, “and enemies on this front cannot be fought with gyms, Gingko, liposuction, or self-esteem.” The way Americans have come to view aging past youth has been affected recently by Supreme Court decisions, movements to counter midlife discrimination, and messages we send to our children and adolescents. Do our cultural norms affect the way we age? How does this work? What are the social and economic implications? Can there be a better way?




Middle-aged persons -- Social conditions.

Subject Headings

Middle-aged persons -- Social conditions.

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Margaret Morganroth Gullette discusses,